Adam Peaty Puts Up 2nd Swim in History under 26 to Win 50 Breast

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

For his first 50 breaststroke swim of the 2017 FINA World Championships in  he set a world record in the heats to lower the fastest swim in history by .3 (and apparently wasn’t expecting it.) Then, he became the first person in history under 26.

And tonight, Great Britain’s 22-year-old breaststroke titan Adam Peaty put up the second-fastest swim in history and only second-ever swim under 26 with 25.99 to defend his 2015 title in the men’s 50 breaststroke. This was Peaty’s second gold medal of the meet, after also winning the 100 breast in the 2nd-fastest swim in history.

It’s a true testament to Peaty’s dominance that Joao Gomes became the second-fastest swimmer in history tonight, but still finished half a second behind Peaty.

TOP 10 ALL-TIME SWIMS – MEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKE

1 ADAM PEATY 25.95 WR
2 Adam Peaty 25.99**
3 Adam Peaty 26.10
4 Adam Peaty 26.42
5  Adam Peaty 26.48
6 Adam Peaty 26.51
7 Joao Gomes 26.52**
8 Cameron van der Burgh 26.54
9 Cameron van der Burgh 26.60**
T-10 Adam Peaty  26.61
T-10 Adam Peaty  26.61
T-10 Adam Peaty  26.61

**Swims from tonight.

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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